The Vera Pasta Story Simple, Slow, Wholesome
Our fresh pasta is the mouthwatering culmination of a creative amalgamation – a mixture of modern innovation and traditional pasta-making techniques. It’s unique and eclectic, but every aspect of our pasta making can be traced back to Italia.
Using authentic and time-tested methods he absorbed during his remarkable exploration of Italy, Chef Joe D’Andrea crafts homemade artisan pasta that consistently engenders delicious descriptions, feedback and reviews – from
genuine, delicate and superb” to “couldn’t make it better ourselves.
Chef D’Andrea is emphatic about the diligence in the details ¬– the simple ingredients, the slow process and the wholesome experience. And we’d love to share our gourmet pasta goodness with you.
Simple: Natural Ingredients
In a food product as simple as pasta, using excellent flour is critical. Our flour is sourced from North Dakota, where some of the highest-quality Durum Semolina wheat is grown. The other ingredients we use are sourced locally, with an emphasis on small-batch productions. With respect to the artisan way, Vera Pasta does not use mass ingredients for any of our gourmet pasta products.
Slow: Artisan Process
Vera Pasta subscribes to the age-old technique of pasta extrusion, which originated in South Italy. “To extrude” means “to push out” or “to shape” ¬ – and it’s this traditional method of extrusion that involves pushing dough through bronze dies, which hold the shapes of common pastas. This high-pressure, high-friction process causes microstriations (microscopic scratches) to form, making the pasta surface rough and “stickier” for sauces. This is a defining quality of artisan pasta extruded from bronze dies. After extrusion, the dough comes out in the pasta shapes, sizes and spirals we know and love.
Wholesome: Gastronomic Experience
Vera Pasta specializes in flavored gourmet pasta products, which are made with only the freshest seasonal produce. The flavors we add to our pastas not only enhance their natural tastes, but also complement sauces incredibly well ¬– giving rise to a wholesome gastronomic experience you (and your customers/clients) will never forget.
We specialize in flavored gourmet pastas which are made with only fresh, seasonal produce.
Vera Pasta’s assorted dry pasta line is created with the same artisanal, Italian-borne philosophy as our fresh pasta, but with the convenience and versatility that modern pasta appassionatos know, love and need.
Vera Pasta is dedicated to providing you with the most delicate and authentic fresh pasta on the market.
Vera pasta’s fresh ravioli are made in such a way that they are reminiscent of the way their grandma used to make them. A virtually paper thin dough that promises a perfect ratio of pasta and filling for a well balance bite.
Note about availability:
Currently, our fresh pasta can be purchased at local farmers’ markets. Please keep in mind that the availability of flavors and types is subject to change from week to week, depending on the seasonality of fresh ingredients.
Note about wholesale options:
Vera Pasta also supplies wholesale pasta to a myriad of clients, including restaurants/hotels, specialty stores, online grocery stores, private labels and farmers’ market venders. If you’re interested in a wholesale partnership, please contact us and we’ll provide you with the fresh pasta flavors and types that are currently available.